The Old Man and the "C" Student/References
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- The title is a reference to the book The Old Man and the Sea.
- The Atlanta Whazzit is based on Izzy, also known as the Whatizit, the mascot for the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics.
- One of the rats Chief Wiggum chases out of town is called "Rizzo", a reference to Rizzo the Rat from The Muppets.
- "Children Are Our Future" is a parody of "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
- When playing Bingo, Jasper says "you sunk my battleship", a reference to the game Battleship.
- The Native American shown breaking the window is a reference to a character from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
- When Bart turns the senior citizens loose, they re-enact the "Can't Buy Me Love" field sequence from The Beatles movie A Hard Day's Night.
- Homer sings "Nine Hundred and Ninety-Nine Springs to Flush Down" to the tune of "99 Bottles of Beer".
- The sketch of Mr. Burns in the nude is a parody of the scene in Titanic where Jack sketches Rose in the nude.
- Grampa vocalises along to "Sweet Georgia Brown" by Ben Bernie.
- The end titles show an album cover that looks suspiciously like the A Hard Day's Night LP cover, with the title "A Bart Day's Night".
- Instead of the Gracie Films shush/jingle and 20th Century Fox fanfare, the end song overruns into both logos.
- This episode also marks the first ever 20th Century Fox variant.
- When the kids are complaining about community service, Lisa's voice is heard but her mouth never opens.
- When Bart and the elderly board the Boat, Horatio McCallister says "Not a looker in the bunch." Later on when Mr Burns' yacht crashes into the boat, Lisa asks how could Horatio McCallister not see the yacht to which he proclaims "Two Glass eyes", this being the case, he wouldn't be able to of seen the elderly to begin with.
- After the Indian man breaks the window, the Old Jewish Man comes to yell at him. Just a second later, he is back at his chair.
- When people are arguing whether their country should host the Olympics, two people have "Cleve" and "Loa" on their sashes. In reality, there are no countries beginning with those letters.